• On Jul 29, 2018
    Carabeth from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are planning a first time Disney trip with kids 9,7 and 3. We are doing 2 parks. One is magic kingdom. I am deciding between Hollywood studios and Animal Kingdom for the other one ? Which would you suggest? Could I do a park hopper and do them both?

    Hi Carabeth!

    Although I don't think you can go wrong with visiting any of the parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, I totally agree that one of your days should be spent at Magic Kingdom Park!  Not only is the magic particularly strong there, but there is also nothing quite like walking down Main Street, U.S.A. and seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time!

    For your other park day, I would highly recommend purchasing tickets with the Park Hopper Option.  Since your little ones may not be able to ride some of the more thrilling attractions, I definitely think that experiencing some of the best parts of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios in one day is possible!  I highly recommend exploring Andy's backyard in Toy Story Land and taking a trip through an African savanna to see exotic and gorgeous creatures on Kilimanjaro Safaris!  

    Don't forget to check out the full list of attractions for each of the parks to help you plan your days, and remember to take advantage of FastPass+!  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can even take advantage of Extra Magic Hours!  This is the best way to make the most of your time in the parks!  

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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